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Leipzig, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Language of Instruction:||English, German||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
The University of Leipzig draws on a 600-year legacy of excellence in higher education, as the second oldest university in Germany. The prospect of choosing from a tremendous variety of academic disciplines has attracted an ever-increasing number of students reaching its present peak at 30,000. At the newly remodeled main campus in the heart of the city, students find modern facilities equipped with up-to-date technology. Studies at the University of Leipzig are structured in the familiar three-tier system offering Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degree programs. Academic schedules comprise courses from an interdisciplinary module catalogue from which exchange students. The majority of courses at Leipzig University are taught in German, though English is gaining increasing importance. The University of Leipzig offers a range of courses through which you can further perfect your German while studying.
In Leipzig, history meets innovation. All over the city, modern architecture blends into rows of beautiful Wilhelminian houses. The city was at the heart of the peaceful revolution that shook the order of world politics and eventually succeeded in reunifying Germany in 1990. A broad range of museums give testimony of Leipzig's rich history. Simultaneously, scientists in the city's 20 research centers aim to push back the borders of what is known today. Leipzig is young thanks to its huge student community and its bustling independent art scene. For a night out, students can pick one of the innumerable discos, cinemas and trendy bars or go to the theatre, opera or concert hall. Leipzig's event schedule is filled with all types of music and art festivals. Leipzig enjoys a temperate climate with hot temperatures in summer and occasionally snow in winter. You can easily travel to Leipzig by plane, train or car. Given its central location, it is an ideal starting point for day trips to Berlin, Dresden, Weimar or Erfurt. Prague is only 260 kilometers away. Every autumn, just before the beginning of the new winter semester, the International Centre hosts a Welcome Week for newly enrolled students to get to know Leipzig and learn about student life. Student tutors are present to help with formalities and answer any initial questions concerning courses. In addition, there will be a variety of cultural events. Discover Leipzig on our sightseeing tour, see the University Library, or tour the campus. You will also have the opportunity to get insights into the local Krystall Palast Varieté and to visit DHL, the Sternburg brewery, a local radio station, etc. Given the abundant housing available, it is not difficult to find lodging in Leipzig. You have several options such as renting rooms in student dormitory at reasonable prices or share an apartment with other students. The International Centre can help you find a shared apartment that suits your preferences. In addition, there are several agencies and online services that assist you in finding a home. Compared to other major university cities in Germany, living costs in Leipzig are relatively low.
October- Mid/Late July
April- Early February
Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website.
Before going abroad, you will need to investigate the courses available at potential host institutions. OSU students studying abroad must take at least the equivalent of 12 OSU credit hours during their exchange semester. Please be sure to read the course descriptions provided by the host institution and compare them to your coursework at OSU.
OSU students studying at University of Leipzig have taken courses in German language, literature, and linguistics. Courses in American studies and physics are taught in English. A language/orientation course is offered 3 weeks prior to the start of semester. Click here for more information on courses taught in English. Click here for more information on all other course offerings.
Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above at the time they intend to participate.
For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure.
The university offers suggestions for accommodations for their exchange students. For more information, please refer to the host university website.
Students studying for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information.
Website for Exchange Students
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